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Apr 4, 2010 2:30am EDT
." i'm maria bartiromo. the ticking time bomb inside america's economy. one man's fight against what he sees as a disaster waiting to happen, and his solution. my one-on-one with treasury secretary timothy geithner. >> you want to build a fire break around the fire. >> we'll talk financial reform, the state of the economy, and what the government doesn't want to do. plus, the ten lawses of enduring success. a preview of my new book with two men who have important less sons to teach. "the wall street journal report" begins right now . >> this is what's making news as we head into a new week on wall street. a crucial indicator of the strength of the economic recovery is out. the jobs number released by the labor department on friday. the economy created 162,000 jobs in the month of march. with the unemployment rate holding steady at 9.7%. that number includes 48,000 workers hired by the census bureau, slightly less than what analysts had expected. but the data overwall was positive. the pace of hiring was the fastest in the economy in almost three years. and job creation appears to have t
Apr 11, 2010 2:30am EDT
, obviously the biggest problem facing the economy here in america. you're the former labor secretary. what should the government be doing right now to help businesses create those new jobs we're looking for? >> well, small businesses are the major creator of jobs in america. they are having a hard time getting credit. one thing the government can do is simply to help the banks, regional banks, smaller banks, the sort that small businesses use to get credit to those small businesses more efficiently and quickly. also, it is very important that state and local governments get aid. they are right now as you know, they are hemorrhaging jobs cutting everything from teachers to firefighters and that has a negative multiplier effect. over this year and next year it's expected states will be cutting or raising taxes to the tune of $250 billion, a major fiscal drag on this economy and the fed ought to help out at least with say a temporary low interest or no interest loans to the states until the states can pay them back. >> what about tax day coming up next week. a day most americans dread. there'
Apr 25, 2010 2:30am EDT
was more than $12 billion. >>> overall a strong week for earnings season in corporate america in fact. 11 dow components reporting, most beating expectations. ibm, coca-cola and microsoft among them. travelers corps and verizon, however missed analysts' expectations. >>> it also kept the markets at a steady pace all week with limited volatility. general motelors announced it is repaying $5.8 billion in loans to the u.s. and canadian governments five years ahead of schedule. the remainder of the $49 billion loaned to gm was converted to stock still held by the government. while corporate earnings seem to point to a more robust economy the debate over financial reform is heating up in washington and wall street. how will the changes impact the strength of the economic recovery. edmund phelps the 2006 nobel prize winner and director of columbia university's capitalism in society. it is wonderful to have you on the program. good to be here. >> so this week the president goes down to new york, sells his agenda, tries to sell the agenda for increased financial regulation, putting the blame on t
Apr 4, 2010 7:30pm EDT
,000. >>> america's long-term deficit is a hidden and unsustainable danger that not a lot of people are paying atension to or willing to address, but according to david walker that has to stop. mr. walker is the chairman and ceo of the pete peterson foundation, former comb troller of the united states, the nation's top auditor. he has a new book out called "comeback america" which talks about the problem and offers solutions. he joins me now to talk all about it. good to have you on the program, david. thanks for being here. >> good to be here, maria. >> you are clearly concerned about the nation's debt and deficit and that's the focus of the book. why does this matter so much? >> it matters because it -- it's going to affect the u.s. position in the world. it's going to affect our standard of living at home. if you can't have a strong economy, if you can't put your financial house in order, then ultimately it will affect our national security, our international standard and our standard of living. >> and do you think that this is an achievable problem? i mean, here we are, we've got mandatory
Apr 18, 2010 2:30am EDT
is moving into high gear and we're starting to get a better picture how corporate america did the first quarter of the year. general electric, the parent of account that produces this program, reported earnings friday morning and beat earnings expectations though the company's revenues of $36 billion were slightly below analysts' predictions. in many ways ge is viewed as a proxy for the economy. >>> also this week intel, google, bank of america and jpmorgan chase came in ahead of analysts' predictions. those earnings helped push the market higher. the dow industrials closing above 11,000 for the first time since september of 2008. it had a triple digit increase later. >>> the commerce department released retail sales figures for the month of march and sales were up 1.6%, the largest increase since november and the third straight monthly hike. >>> most everybody has to pay taxes including the president and the first lady. the obamas errand about $5.5 million last year mostly from book sales. paid $1.8 million in federal taxes and donated $329,000 to charity. >>> most of the news of the m
Apr 12, 2010 3:05am EDT
season begins with alcoa's report. we'll hear from intel, bank of america, and ge. ge is parent of this company that produces this broadcast. monday the white house begins a two day nuclear summit. president obama will meet with 45 international leaders. wednesday the consumer price index. and tal retail sales for the month of march will be released. plus thursday is april 15th. it is both tax day and the deadline to return your 2010 census forms. be sure to do that. thank you so much for being with me. next week the man who gave up twig and technology career to go back to school. what he's learning about how we learn. each weekeep it right here where wall street meets main street. i'll see you next weekend. >>> nation mourns. the body of poland's president is returned to warsaw as new details emerge about his plane crash. >>> then, unsafe underground. why investigators were raising concerns about the disastrous west virginia mine before last week's fatal explosion. >>> and, sports scandal. why dozens of girls' swimming coaches are banned for life. >> it was disgusting. at first
Apr 26, 2010 3:05am EDT
market and a desire to increase efficiency, america's architects report that remodeling is on the rise. many homeowners are choosing to reinvest at home. >> the uncertainty of the economy was one of -- also one of the factors that kept us here. we were worried buying new where the market was going to go. so we redid the kitchen and we made the flow between the kitchen and family room more conducive to everybody being together. >> i think more and more we're utilizing the existing footprint and saying can we open up the space. clients don't always tell me that they want to be green, but as an architect we try to engage green elements. i find that by bending the wall, you can introduce corners in a room. when you introduce corners you can introduce cross ventilation. it's incredibly useful for reducing heating and cooling costs. >> i don't think we started the project as a green project but i think some of the things we incorporated into the project are green. the windows will make it more energy efficient. the dishwasher is energy star rated. one of the toilets i know is using less wate
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